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A 48-year-old member asked:

what can i do to address an extreme pain in my left shoulder when i wake up?

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Dr. Cheryl White
Pain Management 31 years experience
Repositioning: I assume here that you lie on your left side primarily. You should try different, or additional, pillows, to take the stress off your shoulder, or your cervical spine (the pain can be related to spinal nerve pinching if you are lying in an odd position).

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Last updated Aug 22, 2012

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